Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable CCR5 chemokine receptor binding activity. Acts upstream of or within cell projection morphogenesis; negative regulation of neuron apoptotic process; and nervous system development. Located in cytoplasm and intermediate filament. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; eye; foregut-midgut junction; and metanephros. Orthologous to human NES (nestin).